What the critics said:
● A real talent as a story teller. Philippa's Farm is a triumph.
Sean Rafferty, BBC
● Hooks you right from the beginning: a story with charm, wit and pleasure - a book to curl up with and enjoy.
Sean McCann, The Evening Press
● Well written, witty and sad.
Gay Byrne, GB Show
● Snapping at the heels of Maeve Binchy and Deirdre Purcell.
● Philippa's Folly is souffle-light from start to finish, the transportation of her heroine from a farm in the Slieve Blooms to a mansion in Norfolk is accomplished without a hitch and if the pace threatens to flag she is never short of a one-liner to liven things up. A welcome addition to the genre.
Arminta Wallace, The Irish Times
● "On the publication of Philippa's Farm, Louise Couper established herself as a story-telling force to be reckoned with. Philippa's Folly and Philippa's Flight follow the eponymous heroine on an energetic journey of self-discovery and growth. Combining humour, warmth, insight and a dose of good old-fashioned romance, these beguiling tales are testimony to Couper's notable writing talent."
Waterstone's Guide to Irish Books
● "Fine and subtle story-telling”
● "Amusing and touching, comic and tragic by turns and … very well written.”
Irish Farmer’s Journa l
● "An intelligent, moody heroine who escapes academe in Dublin and eventually succumbs to an overseas romance. The darkness which follows does full justice to the complexities of her character.”
In Dublin: Critic’s Pick
● "Philippa’s Flight is your best book yet ― enjoyed all the others but this has everything… It’s a breath of fresh air.”
Valerie Cox, East Coast Radio
● "A great read. I must say the powers of description in this book are incredible… It’s a book you won’t put down once you start.”
Don Delaney, Radio 3
● "You really get into the characters and want to know what happens to them.”